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Windows 7: New IE exploit warning from Microsoft.

06 Jul 2009   #1
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New IE exploit warning from Microsoft.

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Microsoft has warned of an Internet Explorer vulnerability involving its Video ActiveX Control that could let an attacker take control of a PC. Microsoft said the vulnerability affects Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

It offered a workaround to the IE ActiveX hole that it said should also be used for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

Microsoft has warned of a vulnerability in its Video ActiveX Control that affects Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. The software giant said there have been limited attacks exploiting the vulnerability.

The flaw could be exploited by a visit to a malicious Web site and allow an attacker to take control of a PC. Microsoft said it is working on a security update, and meantime advised that users prevent Microsoft Video ActiveX Control from running in Internet Explorer.

The steps to stop the control in IE are a bit complex, but Microsoft offers a "Fix it for me" option at Microsoft Security Advisory: Vulnerability in Microsoft Video ActiveX control could allow remote code execution.

Microsoft also recommends users of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 take these steps. The Microsoft Video ActiveX Control connects DirectShow filters for video and is used in Windows Media Center. When the control runs in Internet Explorer, it can corrupt the system so that an attacker can run arbitrary code.

Security vendor Symantec said the vulnerability affects IE6 and IE7, but not IE8.
Source : Microsoft/Windows - Microsoft Working on Patch for IE ActiveX Vulnerability

I thought id post this as most members of the forum Dual boot with older Operating Systems than 7.

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07 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

*gasp* IE has a security hole!? who saw that coming!?

thanks for the heads up. good thing IE is totally dead to me
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07 Jul 2009   #3

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

I should be good since the source says it does not affect IE8 (which is default in Windows 7)

How serious is this? Most people at work use XP with IE6/7. Even if you use Firefox on XP/Vista without IE8 I would still patch this.
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07 Jul 2009   #4

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Legacy Code View Post
Source : Microsoft/Windows - Microsoft Working on Patch for IE ActiveX Vulnerability

I thought id post this as most members of the forum Dual boot with older Operating Systems than 7.
Thanks for the heads-up Legacy, It's good to know some are still keeping an eye out for the other systems with myself being a dual-booter too.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by holo88 View Post
*gasp* IE has a security hole!? who saw that coming!?

thanks for the heads up. good thing IE is totally dead to me
If it's still installed but your just not using it, it could maybe still effect you Holo, just because you don't run it doesn't ensure your safe from all risks lol.. As Firestrider says below you.
Your info could be mis-leading to others that might not use it but say for example, have family members who might click on IE as default.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firestrider View Post
I should be good since the source says it does not affect IE8 (which is default in Windows 7)

How serious is this? Most people at work use XP with IE6/7. Even if you use Firefox on XP/Vista without IE8 I would still patch this.
I think the severity depends on how trust-worthy the site you visit are, If anything lower than IE8 is installed I'd patch all the same. Best to be safe.
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07 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Glad I use FireFox
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07 Jul 2009   #6

Vista64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 96accord View Post
Glad I use FireFox
Yea, good think Firefox has never had any exploits eh ?
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07 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Generator View Post
If it's still installed but your just not using it, it could maybe still effect you Holo, just because you don't run it doesn't ensure your safe from all risks lol.. As Firestrider says below you.
Your info could be mis-leading to others that might not use it but say for example, have family members who might click on IE as default.
well, that's why i have My computer and they have their computer. if they virus up their pc, it's no consequence to me (until i have to fix the damn thing )

+ both have FF (as default) and IE8 on them, so no worries
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07 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 7100 build
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wwoods View Post
Yea, good think Firefox has never had any exploits eh ?
Sure it has some, but IE always seems to have some.
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07 Jul 2009   #9

Windows 7 / W2k8 R2
 
 

It's a push from Microsoft to dump old IE6 and evaluate as much IE8.
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07 Jul 2009   #10

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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